NASA MESSENGER probe at Mercury

NASA MESSENGER probe at Mercury

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NASA's MESSENGER probe confirmed ice on Mercury in 2011. Now, Georgia Tech researchers have shown how Mercury's extreme daytime heat and solar winds could easily power a chemical reaction that helps Mercury make some of that ice. Credit: NASA / MESSENGER, artist's impression

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

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Research, Aerospace, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, Physics and Physical Sciences
Keywords
mercury, Mercury Ice, Polar Ice, Polar Ice Sheets, messenger, Messenger Mission, NASA MESSENGER, Recombinative Desorption, Water Deposits, solar winds, solar wind, Solar Wind Electrons And Protons, Protons, magnetic field, Magnetic Field Strength, Mercury Magnetic Field, Asteroid Water, Asteroid, Asteroid Impact, moon, Moon Ice, Moon Water, Moon Face, Moon Crater, Moon Habitat
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 12, 2020 - 1:47pm
  • Last Updated: Mar 12, 2020 - 2:15pm